TICKETED FREE SHOW!!!! Bursting the seams of the Kraken, Jonathan brings the hugely popular “Shake Sugaree” show to the Carolina Theatre stage, with special guest Kamara Thomas, tickets FREE in advance, $5 at the door. Sign up for the NC Live@ newsletter and be the first to know when ticketing begins!

Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists.   Between heartbreaking ballads and heart-lifting sing-alongs, the Cowboys entertain and get audiences involved in the show.

Byrd is a preacher’s son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, NC, known for literary, outsider songs that have become campfire favorites.

Joined on drums by Austin McCall (Kaira Ba, Violet Bell), and musical renaissance man Johnny Waken on guitar, saw, and mandolin, Byrd shares the often-missed, always poignant tales of the small people that make the world such a big place.

Boxing photo by Rodney Bursiel